When we think of spirit animal meanings, it is easy to forget that these are actual living creatures. And that these creatures existence in the natural world is amazing! To help us learn and remember we have organized some fun facts about the Frog Spirit animal.
- There is a frog in Indonesia that has no lungs – it breathes entirely through its skin.
- The golden dart frog is the most poisonous frog on earth and the skin of one frog could kill up to 1,000 people.
- A frog completely sheds its skin about once a week. After it pulls off the old, dead skin, the frog usually eats it.
- Because frogs come out in the rain, people used to think that they fell to earth in the rain! And in nineteenth century England, people tried catching them to prove it.
- The world’s largest frog is over a foot long and weighs a stunning 6.6 pounds! It’s called the goliath frog for a reason.
- Certain frogs can jump up to 20 times their own body length in a single leap.
- Frogs can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn.
- When Darwin’s frog tadpoles hatch, a male frog swallows the tadpoles. He keeps the tiny amphibians in his vocal sac for about 60 days to allow them to grow. He then proceeds to cough up tiny, fully formed frogs.
- When a frog swallows its prey, it blinks, which pushes its eyeballs down on top of the mouth to help push the food down its throat.
- The wood frog of North America actually freezes in the winter and is reanimated in the spring. When there’s a thaw, the frog’s warms up, its body functions resume and it hops off like nothing ever happened.
- A group of birds is called a flock, a group of cattle is called a herd, but a group of frogs is called an army.
- The red-eyed tree frog lays its eggs on the underside of leaves that hang over water. When the eggs hatch, the tadpoles fall into the water below.
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